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Author Svoboda, Roman ♦ Bezdička, Petr ♦ Gutwirth, Jan ♦ Málek, Jiří
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ ANTIMONY TELLURIDES ♦ CALORIMETRY ♦ CORRELATIONS ♦ CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ♦ CRYSTALLIZATION ♦ GERMANIUM SELENIDES ♦ GLASS ♦ HEATING RATE ♦ MICROSTRUCTURE ♦ PARTICLE SIZE ♦ STRAINS ♦ SURFACES ♦ X-RAY DIFFRACTION
Abstract Highlights: • Crystallization kinetics of Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 4}Te glass was studied in dependence on particle size by DSC. • All studied fractions were described in terms of the SB autocatalytic model. • Relatively high amount of Te enhances manifestation of bulk crystallization mechanisms. • XRD analysis of samples crystallized under different conditions showed correlation with DSC data. • XRD analysis revealed a new crystallization mechanism indistinguishable by DSC. - Abstract: Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis were used to study crystallization in Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 4}Te glass under non-isothermal conditions as a function of the particle size. The crystallization kinetics was described in terms of the autocatalytic Šesták–Berggren model. An extensive discussion of all aspects of a full-scale kinetic study of a crystallization process was undertaken. Dominance of the crystallization process originating from mechanically induced strains and heterogeneities was confirmed. Substitution of Se by Te was found to enhance the manifestation of the bulk crystallization mechanisms (at the expense of surface crystallization). The XRD analysis showed significant dependence of the crystalline structural parameters on the crystallization conditions (initial particle size of the glassy grains and applied heating rate). Based on this information, a new microstructural crystallization mechanism, indistinguishable by DSC, was proposed.
ISSN 00255408
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-01-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Materials Research Bulletin
Volume Number 61


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